Most people do not realize that he has a bad breath problem. Usually, he just found out when he received a reprimand from family or friends.
According drg Cipthadi Binarta Oka, MBiomed, dentist from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Trisakti, Jakarta, bad breath problem is difficult to identify by myself.
"It's hard to know whether we have a problem of bad breath or not. Usually we know if there is a friend or family have spoken directly to us," he told KompasFemale, after the talk with Formula Mouthwash Nutz Ultimate Experience in Culture, Jakarta, Monday (27 / 5/2013).
This ignorance is understandable because bad breath is not only because we forgot to brush my teeth. This problem can be caused by two factors, namely physiological factors stemming from lifestyle, such as food waste, saliva flow, type of food eaten, smoking, and drug use is excessive. Another factor is a pathological factor, which comes from inside the body, such as gingivitis, inflammation of the supporting tissues of the teeth, tonsil tissue inflammation, sinus inflammation, and diabetes.
"However, most bad breath problems are caused by the application of lifestyle lived," he added.
If you feel any of the above factors there yourself, it's time to do the treatment and prevention of severe bad breath problem. Drg Cipthadi provide some solutions to overcome bad breath, as follows:
* Brushing your teeth regularly, preferably twice a day.
* Gargle with mouthwash, at least at least once a day, a maximum of two times a day. Performed at the time of half an hour after breakfast and before bedtime.
* Use a tongue scraper (cleaning the tongue), which serves to attract germs from the tongue.
* Use dental floss anyway. This serves to get rid of food in between teeth that are difficult to reach by regular toothbrush.